Air raid warden's box

image 1990-349

Object

Box

Title

Air raid warden's box

Production date

1939-1945

Material

Metals

Dimensions

length (whole): 300mm
height (whole): 195mm
depth (whole): 190mm

Description

This is an Air Raid Warden's box. It is made from metal and painted black with red detail and the words 'ARP' (Air Raid Precaution) in white. It has catches and handles to lift and lock the box, but the lid is missing. The ARP scheme provided bomb shelters in private homes and public places. Each ARP warden worked in one post, and was responsible for a particular area. Wardens made sure that no light was visible at night and kept records of bomb damage.

Production organisation

Home Office

Object number

1990.349

On display?

Yes

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